prairie winds pantoum

 

perpetual prairie wind moans lonely lowing sound

in search of mischief, gust scatters dry leaves along

on midnight prowl, gale must howl like lost hound

across empty fields, wind sings a melancholy song

 

in search of mischief, gust scatters dry leaves along

seeds fly, tree branches sway, wild grasses bend,

across empty fields, wind sings a melancholy song

laundry flaps on lines, blows off, hung up again, again

 

seeds fly, tree branches sway, wild grasses bend,

rusty windmill squeaks, giant wind turbines hum

laundry flaps on lines, blows off, hung up again, again

tumbleweeds twirl, dust devils whirl, grasshoppers strum

 

rusty windmill squeaks, giant wind turbines hum

on midnight prowl, gale must howl like lost hound

tumbleweeds twirl, dust devils whirl, grasshoppers strum

perpetual prairie wind moans lonely lowing sound

 

 


Submitting pantoum poem to dVerse Poets pub with thanks to Gina for explaining this form and Victoria for added encouragement!

 

 

 

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. msjadeli
    Mar 18, 2019 @ 16:11:35

    I felt like I was swaying gently back and forth in a hammock with my eyes closed, in the place of your poem. Well-done on the “transporting” ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. areadingwriter
    Mar 18, 2019 @ 09:26:02

    i saw. i heard. i felt. soooo sensual. so beautiful!

    Reply

  3. Bjรถrn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Mar 17, 2019 @ 12:24:38

    The form fits the repetitiveness of the prairie so well… the windmills and tumbleweed, and the sounds…

    Reply

  4. Gina
    Mar 16, 2019 @ 20:22:34

    your pantoum has a deep and long echo, the lines ending almost precisely upon each other, i have not been in such a place but felt the energy of the wind from your words.

    Reply

  5. Victoria C. Slotto
    Mar 15, 2019 @ 18:05:34

    Lynn, your descriptions are so clear, putting me right there. I find both beauty and a sort of eerie fear in those prairie winds. You used enjambment well, too.

    Reply

  6. Becoming His Tapestry
    Mar 15, 2019 @ 17:24:56

    Those are โ€˜high windsโ€™ ๐Ÿ’จ ๐Ÿ’จ

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  7. robtkistner
    Mar 15, 2019 @ 16:18:31

    Loved the sound and action of this Lynn… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply

  8. Mary (tqhousecat)
    Mar 15, 2019 @ 13:50:26

    So much in that wind! Love this!

    Reply

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